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NENA's Technical Committee includes industry experts from both the public and private sectors and is made up of six topic specific committees. Each Committee is responsible for addressing current issues and issuing documents to assist with the implementation and maintenance of NG9-1-1(?). These documents consist of:
- A Technical Requirements Document (TRD) is used as a basis for a NENA Technical Committee or outside Standards Development Organization (SDO) to develop industry accepted standards or guidelines.
- A Technical Standards Document (TSD) that describes the minimum characteristics of a system that when implemented assures reliable and effective system performance in accordance with the identified requirements.
- A Technical Information Document (TID) is used as a means of distributing technical information on a particular subject to the public safety industry at large.
Comments related to any documents may be submitted via email
The Agency Systems (Customer Premise Equipment (CPE)) standards are for all E9-1-1 PSAP CPE issues related to 9-1-1 products and services. The CPE Committee will be heavily involved with determining the requirements and standards that will allow PSAPs to fully participate in the upcoming NG9-1-1(?) IP-based networking environment.
The Data Structures subcommittee is responsible for developing standards for all E9-1-1 Data issues related to existing and new 9-1-1 products and services. The committee’s goal is to develop data standards that can be forwarded to regulatory and industry standard organizations in order to ensure companies adherence. The standards also provide guidance to 9-1-1 agencies and service providers.
The Network Committee (NTC) is the hierarchical parent of Working Groups formed to address non-VoIP technical issues that impact network elements that are part of the overall E9-1-1 architecture. As technical issues are identified they are handled via Working Groups that are formed to accomplish specific goals, which usually result in some type of official NENA documentation.
The Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) / Packet Committee’s goal is to identify and solve technical issues relating to call delivery from VoIP sources and migrate existing 9-1-1 technologies into a packet environment for both voice and data. Identified technical issues are handled via Working Groups that are formed to accomplish specific goals, which usually result in some type of official NENA documentation.
NG Transition Planning Documents.
The Non-Traditional Committee is responsible for developing standards, Technical Requirements Documents or Technical Information Documents for all issues related to future products and services that may affect 9-1-1. The committee’s goal is to monitor industry, science and technology activities for any such items, research possible impact and draft appropriate documents that can be forwarded to other NENA Committee's or regulatory and industry standard organizations in order to ensure all devices may access 9-1-1 anytime and anywhere.
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